Cicada’s are insects, best known for the songs sung by most, but not all, male cicada’s. They make this sound by flexing their tymbals, which are drum-like organs found in their abdomens.
Cicada’s begin life as a rice-shaped egg, which the female deposits Ina groove she makes in a tree limb, using her ovipositor. Once they egg hatches the cicada begins to feed on the tree fluids. Once the young cicada is ready, it crawls from the groove and fall to the ground where it will dig until it finds the roots to feed on. Once the roots are found the cicada will stay underground from 2-17 years depending on the species.